ID this horn?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: ID this horn?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 03:08 pm:

I have my suspicions about this horn, but I'd like somebody who knows for sure to tell me all about it. It's all steel, no brass bell.












Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ROBERT BERGSTADT on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 03:10 pm:

Magneto horn, Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 03:50 pm:

I think you will find that it is a later horn 1919 or later the early one have two connections later has one. please correct me if I'm wrong Colin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 03:52 pm:

Large cover magneto horn, single terminal, dash mount. Would be correct to about 1920.

Double terminal versions too, Ford used many suppliers of these horns. The most found later style are the small cup cover.



Small style cover



Large style cover, two terminal


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John F. Regan on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 09:28 pm:

The magneto had 2 connections when the horn button on the column had one wire to it (typically 15/16 and perhaps for a time in 17) and the horn button "grounded" that one wire to honk the horn. Beginning with the "combo" horn and light switch the horn button did not ground anything but rather it completed the circuit between the magneto wire and the horn wire. Those horns had then only one connection like the first horn pictured and that got a wire while the other connection was the ground metal part of the horn. For a time after the introduction of the combo device Ford used up any 2 terminal magneto horns by adding a ground to one of the 2 horn connections. They did this by removing the outer fiber washer on one of the connections to thus short that connection to the horn case. It was a typical Ford "CHEAP" solution ha ha.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:52 am:

HECo stands for Heinze Electric Co.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:13 am:

I thought the horns with the angled back were battery horns and those with the top hat shape were magneto horns.

-Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John F. Regan on Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 03:18 pm:

Nope:

Best way to tell is to look down into the snout. If you see a locknut and screwdriver slot adjuster then you are looking into a magneto horn. As far as I know the wire connection on a battery horn was never on the horn motor cover portion but was mounted facing forward on the front side of the face flange that the bel (snout) welds into. I have never seen a Ford battery horn that was not that way.


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